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    January 6, 2013
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i just want to know why he did that to my sister. she didn't deserve it. right now at 11:00, a man is accused of setting a woman on fire. tonight, the latest on her condition and what her family says he did it. and a dramatic rescue has divers trying to free a woman after her car plunges in the south bay. also -- >> i think it was a colossal failure of evergreen. >> the investigative unit uncovers how a school district mishandled a federal requirement regarding sexual abuse allegationses. good evening to you. i'm kris sanchez.
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diane dwyer is off tonight. the search is on for a man accused of a heinous crime in san francisco. police say this man doused his girlfriend with a flammable liquid and then set her on fire. that attack happened earlier today in the bay view district as her family members and strapgers watched in horror. nbc bay area is live at st. francis hospital where the victim is being treated for serious burns. monte, her family hoping that she will pull through. >> reporter: kris, that's right. the victim is here at the burn unit. family members tell me that she remains in critical condition tonight. in the meantime, police have identified her boyfriend as the prime suspect. and he is still at large. >> i just want to know why he did it. she didn't deserve it. >> reporter: family members and other witnesses watched in har reporter this after as the man identified as 22-year-old dexter oliver threw a famable liquid on to his girlfriend and then set
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her on fire. pieces of the woman's burned clothing were still laying in the street when her sister shs precious craig, described to us what led to the attack. >> she said that he had to get out, that it was over. and she left the laundromat. ten minutes later, she was burned. >> reporter: family members say they had been date for six months and had a rocky relationship. today we're told they were arcing as they returned from the laundromat down the street and were near the victim's house when lamar told oliver the relationship was over. oliver allegedly returned to the house to get some gasoline. >> he let her know he was going to burn her. >> reporter: engulfed in flames, lamar ran almost a block toward her home screaming. later at the hospital craig says the burns on her sister's face and chest were so severe she didn't initially recognize her. >> they argued and stuff a lot of times but i didn't think it would go this far because
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couples are going to do that. >> here's another look at the suspect dexter oliver who police say attempted murder charges. he is 5'10", 155 pounds and he has a hair cut with a lightning bolt on one side of his head and fish designs on the other. if you spot him, call san francisco police. i talked to the family not long ago and they say lamar's condition is critical. she is unconscious. but she is also attempting to move. so that at least makes them hopeful. live in san francisco tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. new at 11:00 tonight. a dadly chain reaction crash snarled traffic on 880 and oakland for two hours tonight. all northbound lanes were shut down near the high street exit just until about 10:00 tonight. police say the driver hit the center divide around 8:00. then the man got out of his car and ran across several lanes of traffic. he was struck by several vehicles and killed.
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a safety expert says that if you are in an accident drive off the highway if you can. if you cannot, stay in your car and turn it off. officers say resist the urge to get out and get help to avoid dangerous and potentially fatal conditions that could affect your safety. it was a race against the clock as a dive team in a south bay searched cold and murky waters for a woman whose car crashed this afternoon. it was on the expressway in san jose. despite the team's best efforts, that woman died. nbc bay area's kimberly terry is at the scene tonight with more on what happened and what could have led to that crash. kimberly. >> reporter: kris, emergency crews were out here for three hours today. once the woman was taken out of the water divers went back in to make sure there were no other victims. san jose fire say they got it at
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2:00 this afternoon. lost control and plowed through fence and ended up submerged in a water. it's possible the driver was trying to make it off of the highway 85 on ramp but missed the sharp turn. when firefighters arrived one of them without proper dive equip m went right into the water to try to save the driver. >> they did jump in, swam out about 20 yards. went down about eight feet into basically zero visibility water. said he was able to locate the vehicle however he could not make entry or see anything. had to get out of the pond. >> reporter: the cold temperature made it impossible to do much until the santa clara county sheriff's dive team arrived. >> kudos to the dive team to get out here so quickly and at least give the occupant of the vehicle a chance. >> reporter: emergency responders were hoping there was still a chance to save the woman, who by then had been under water for 42 minutes. paramedics performed cpr on the way to the hospital where she died. authorities say no one else was found inside the car but divers went back in to look around the vehicle just to make sure. there were no other victims.
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>> police are not releasing the identity of the driver and say right now they are still investigating the cause of the crash. live in san jose, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, kimberly. just in tonight, oakland woman who has been missing since friday has been found safe. oakland police say they have located gloria g. they're not saying where they found her or what led them to her. her husband reported her missing on friday when she didn't show up for work. he said he suspected foul play. san jose police are searching for the first homicide is speth in 2013. they were called to the 1900 block of tripoli avenue this morning just after 8:00. they found a body in front of the house. police say the unidentified man was shot in the head. an ambulance arrived, paramedics then pronounced the victim dead on the scene. >> now we have witnesses, witnesses meaning people who were in the house that may have
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possibly heard something. they are now being talked to by some of our homicide i imagine vest gators. >> police say the victim was in his 30s and wasn't related to the people who live inside that house. they don't have a motive for the shooting. there were 46 homicides in san jose last year. more than any year since the 1990s. and on the peninsula police are investigating the shooting of 16-year-old girl. the tooen was shot saturday night in millbrae across the street from cappuccino high school. it is a rare instance of gun violence in a relatively quiet area. the girl is in stable condition. police don't know what pro veked that shooting and so far have not made any arrests. restaurant and bar owners near the shark tank are breathing a sigh of relief tonight. the nhl lockout is finally over and that means hockey is returning to san jose. a deal was reached just in the nick of time because we were just weeks away from the whole season being scrapped. comcast sportsnet is here with
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the details of the deal and hopefully what it is that was that one thing that brought them together to the table. >> they just needed to work some things out. they say good things come to those who wait so hockey fans count on a very good season. after 113 days, it appears that nhl lockout is over. the new agreement is a ten-year deal with mutual opt out clauses. there's a chance in the 13 schedule will be announced tomorrow. now, reportedly, nhl executives would like for the season to begin by january 19th and most likely each team will play at least 48 regular season games. most of the teams are planning the open training camp this thursday. there have been four labor disputes in the nhl. 1992 strike lasted ten days. fortunately it could not affect the schedule. this season's lockout lasted 113 days and 500 games were canceled. the longest lockout was during
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the 2004-2005 season which lasted 310 days and wiped out the entire season. this is obviously a much t better case this year. coming up later in sports, our sharks insider explains how the lockout might give the san jose sharks an advantage over their opponents. we'll see you a little later. >> this is something the fans would like to hear. if anyone is excited about hockey being back, it is the san jose sharks organization itself. >> obviously we're very, very excited to be back under way. preparing for a variety of outcomes and this is the outcome that transpired last night. and while we've been very mindful of the impact that this is having on not only our community and our fellow employees and downtown san jose and the like, we're just relieved to have it over with and focusing on moving forward. now, all they are wait for
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now is the schedule so they can send out ticketses to their season ticket holders. still ahead, the investigative unit asks why they violated a federal law intended to protect children from sexual abuse. also -- >> we drove several extra blocks that way to try to find park that didn't have a meter. definitely a hardship. >> it is day one of new parking rules in one bay area city and drivers are already frustrated. we'll explain. plus, house minority leader nancy pelosi makes a visit to the bay area. tonight, her advice for president obama as the debt ceiling looms overhead. a and the rain has moved on but now clearing skies leading to chilly temperatures around the bay area right now. already down to 34 degrees. the thing that will slow your morning commute, likely to be fog down to a quarter mile in spots. coming up in a forecast, both warm and cold for the bay area. the details coming up when we come right back.
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another budget battle is shaping up in washington. this one over rizing the debt
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ceiling. republicans will not agree on taking on more debt without cuts on medicare, medicaid, and other social services. >> i think tax reform ought to be revenue neutral as it was back in the reagan years. we resolved that issue. with don't have this problem because we tax too little. we have it because we spend way, way too much. we settle the tax issue. the question is now can we address the single biggest threat to america's future. that's our excessive spending. >> some say this stand-up could be worse than the fiscal cliff fight. house minority leader nancy pelosi says the president should bypass the debate all together and sign the new debt ceiling into law. she told "face the nation" viewers that president has the 14th amendment on his side which states that the nation's debt shall always be paid. po pelosi met with hundreds of quaints and colleagues to talk about last year's chag lengs and
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accomplishments and this year's goals. in 2013 the democratic party will continue to focus on growing and supporting the middle class, she says. >> practice the strength in our country and those we have to strengthen it and help those who aspire to be in it. to be in the budget. that's a sense of community. that is the epiphany i want them to have that we're only here for the wealthiest people and trickles down, that's a good thing if doesn't. so be it, that's the free market. that's not how we see it. >> others had to get to the to move to a bigger venue to accommodate the crowds. >> church goers in san francisco says enforcing parking meters on sunday is forcing them to make a tough choice. san francisco put an end to free parking meters on sundays and that has changed is expected to bring in some $2 million a year for the city transportation agency. so church goers say it's a sense of maintaining the community.
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>> we have coffee, we chat, and it hurts the community. we're also watching our watches and thinking like, gosh, i hope the sermon doesn't go overtime so we can avoid getting a ticket. >> how some small businesses also avoid their concerns by the end of free parking on sunday. they say it will drive people to shop at mall or park for free. the transit agency, however, believes it will increase shoppers a. turnover. it is a disturbing case. a south bay teacher charged with sexually abusing five of his students at the elementary school. now, while that teacher awaits trial, the investigative unit has uncovered the school district violated a federal law. one set-up to protect students in situations just like this. investigative reporter first expoed bay area's ignoring the title nine last monday and now we're showing you this district
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is doing that and now they're speaking out for the first time. >> reporter: she loves to read. it's her favorite thing to do. a mother's love for her child felt in her words. >> translator: she is an adorable, pretty child. very quiet. >> reporter: a tie so strong her greatest pain, witnessing her little girl suffer. it's bad. >> reporter: their daughter went to this elementary in san jose. now known across the bay area as the school was secret. >> translator: it is very difficult to describe how much damage this has done but i would like to say the first thing lost is trust. you lose trust in teachers and you just don't know who to trust. >> reporter: police identified their daughter as one of the five children sexually assaulted at school by teacher craig chandler. the alleged abuse came to light after another parent called
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police. a jury convicted the school's principal last month of failing report the allegations of abuse to police. but we uncovered a federal law was also violated by the school district. one that's supposed to be enforced by the department of education. it's called title ix. the law require the schools to have policies in place and a trained title ix coordinator to handle abuse complaints. the coordinators contact information must be made public. we found at the time of the allegations, the school district wasn't following this law. >> do you believe that some of the children would not be victims right now if the school district had simply followed the law? >> without a doubt. >> reporter: they are bay area attorneys, separately representing alleged victims and several cases against evergreen and chandler. we showed them what we unkoefred. >> had they paid attention to that which they are obligated to
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do, we wouldn't be sitting here talking to you today. >> reporter: the principal said she reported the alleged abuse to the district. namely the human resources director carol schmidt. and was told to handle it on her own. schmidt then testified she had not received any training on how to handle child sexual abuse in 17 years. but according to the district, schmidt is the title ix coordinator. >> in this instance, the information was conveyed to a title ix coordinator and the appropriate action was not taken. far from it. >> reporter: a title ix coordinator with no training and no knowledge of how to process these serious allegations. plus, her contact information wasn't published online. that is, until we told them about the requirements. the website is now updated to include contact information for a title ix coordinator. >> i think it's a colossal failure of evergreen not to conduct an investigation when it had complaints in its hands
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involving young children. >> reporter: she is with equal rights advocates. she has also filed a we quest for information from evergreen asking for proof it's following title ix. she is still wait for answers and so are we. for the past two months the district has dodged our questions. we met up with superintendent kathy gomez outside her office. >> we've been trying to get in contact with you for more than a month now. >> i think i directed you to our attorney. >> and he has not answered any of our questions. >> i'm sure he will. >> again, we have not had any of our questions answered. why can't you answer simple questions about what your policy is and whether or not anyone has been trained on polity ix? >> he will answer those questions for you. >> do you not know those answers? >> for educators to stick their head in the sand about sexual abuse of minors and the application of title ix is a real problem. >> reporter: it's why the parents of a little girl hope
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their words, their pain, inspire change. >> translator: i would like to ask if they pay attention and follow these laws because it can have a terrible effect on the life of family when tragedy happens. >> don't you think parents deserve to know? >> reporter: for the investigative unit, nbc baio sgloe that was two weeks after that conversation with the superintendent. we received an e-mail from the district attorney, mark davis, that includes generic information act title ix but failed to address our questions. he does say the district title ix coordinators are trained but did not provide any documentation that we requested to support that. davis also wrote, quote, i do not believe the issues involving this situation necessarily involves title ix issues. rather, they involve allegations of harassment and sexual abuse. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call or send an e-mail to the
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unit@nbcbayarea.com. rob is here now with a look at the forecast for your workweek. we have all of the holiday busyness behind us ready to go. what are we starting with? >> find your winter coat now. it's cold. we're down to 34 degrees already in napa. skies have cleared out rapidly. temperatures are dropping down quickly. and it's the rain that fell over the last 24 hours. temperatures getting close to dew point. you get fog to form in the north bay valleys. clear skies, light winds if this is a fog machine for the bay area. you can see right now, down to a quarter mile in napa and santa rosa. out towards the tri-valley, too. patchy dense fog heading into tomorrow morning. for the short term, that's the main weather concern. 30s and 40s tomorrow morning. the fog may slow your commute in a few spots. plan a little extra time out of the north and east bay valleys tomorrow morning. by the afternoon, we're going to be a little bit warmer monday. tuesday, lots of 60s around the bay area. so just in time for you to get excited about the warm-up.
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things change the very next day. wednesday, cooler. we will see windy conditions and highs dropping off the second half of the week. high pressure building in. notice the clouds and rain steering off to the north. this is the reason why. we will probably have fog the next couple of mornings. 50s and 60s for high through tuesday. wednesday, cold trough drops down. canadian air conditioning plunging into the bay area. this is going to give us breezy conditions. much cooler temperatures. and now it's just a question of how much moisture is going to be around as the snow levels dip as low as two to 3,000 feet possibly by thursday. so plan on some scattered showers at times. wednesday night into thursday and cool temperatures all of the way into next wednesday. patchy fog tomorrow morning. hour by hour you go. partly cloudy skies. some coastal clouds there for monday. let's jump ahead now to wednesday as if pattern change occurs. scattered showers. typical of systems that drop out of the north that bring in this cold air that usually don't have
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a lot of moisture. again, the showers could be interesting as the snow levels start to dip unusually low around the bay area for the second half of the week. tomorrow after the fog clears, highs close to 60 around san jose and pleasanton for tomorrow. mid to upper 50s out by fairfield. mid 50s closer to blackhawk and get into the north bay, we should see low 60s closer to an a rosa. and 57 degrees for san francisco. so tale of two weeks of weather, temperatures starting to warm up. second half of the week, here comes the showers. breezy conditions. not a lot of rain but it's going to be cold. again, those temperatures by, let's say, friday morning is the winds are light and skies are clear. tonight we got 30s and 40s. i think we'll be in the 20s and 30s friday morning with frost advisories likely. saturday, keeping an eye on that golden sunshine for the san francisco 49ers. green bay packers at the 5:00 game. if you're lucky enough to get tickets, plan on some 40s and breezy conditions there. hopefully things stay dry next
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weekend. >> luckily a lot of folks probably got 9ers gear to keep them warm at the game. now let's check in with henry of comcast sports. henry? >> we've got plenty of highlights coming up. nfl playoffs are here and one game, ticking off the clock but a battle continues on the field. and speaking of fighting, hockey is back, baby. are you ready to shout for the sharks? our hockey expert explains why a lockout might give them an advantage.
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walnut cre welcome back to nbc bay area. it's time to get the men back on the ice. after 113 days, it appears that nhl lockout is now over. the new agreement is a ten-year deal. it requires language, clarification, and ratification from both sides but there's also a chance that 2013 schedule will be announced tomorrow. keep your fingers crossed. reportedly, lead executives will like for each team to have a 48-game regular season and there
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are multiple reports the nhl could drop the puck for the regular season by january 1th. our insider breaks down how the lockout might give the penalty sharks an advantage over their opponent. >> one thing the shark should have going for them is they had 11 different players play overseas, play competitive hockey at one point during the lockout. you would think that would help them right off the bat. they had more players playing competitive hockey than the k keyi keyike coyotes. there's not going to be much of a training camp here. injuries might be a factor. the fact they have had so many guys playing competitively. >> thank you, kevin. here's tweets from shan jose sharks. ryan said, can't wait to get going. and t.j. he said, one word i never want to hear again, lockout. can't rate to get back to san jose and start this ride.
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best of luck to everyone out there. hockey is back, baby. all right. too football, wild card battle. andrew luck first playoff game possibly ray lewis' last game as an nfl player. going to retire at the end of the city. third quarter, joe flacco. finds dennis. 20-td. fourth quarter ravens up eight. flacco lost one. who wants it more? bolden wants it. five catches. 145 yards for bolden. ray lewis getting his groove on. final home game possibly before he requires. ravens win, 24-9. >> it's great making the playoffs but you can't make mistakes and expect to be beat a playoff team like we did. so we'll have to look back at those. you know, fix them hopefully for next year and whatever. but try and get better. >> great season for andrew luck. possibly rookie of the year.
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nfc wild card. fourth quarter, oakland's own marshon lynch. put it in to the goal line. give them six. he had a big game. 132 yards rushing. seahawks take the lead. they would not look back. after the game with that extra something. former cardinal, richard sherman gets shoved in the face by washington's trent williams. seahawks get the win, 24-14. and before we get out of here, first round of the playoffs is now history. four teams are headed home. for more have advanced to the second round. aaron rodgers and the packer will have to pack their bags and take a trip to candle stick at 5:00. week one. rogers ready to come back home. he's looking for a win. >> chico is in northern california, san francisco, i
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would say it's bay area. so it's, you know, it will be fun to go back to the west coast. a lot of people in the area. hopefully get a lot of cheese heads from chico coming down to the game and be a good test. >> and, of course, we want you to steak with nbc bay area as the 49ers continue their quest for the sixth lombardi trophy. kris? >> the cheese heads for chico. can't wait to see him. thanks, henry. just ahead, one of the hottest festivals suddenly pricing some people out. but there is still a way to grab an affordable ticket. we'll show you how you can do it. and the city of san jose does something it's never done before.
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san jose's newest city council member is making history.
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he was sworn in today to represent district ten which includes all of death valley and parts of san jose. he is the first arab-american to serve on the san jose city council. he says his focus will be to rebuild services, to make the city more business friendly and to work with the community. >> a lot of you have been involved in my campaign but i want to ask you all to stay involved with me, to help bring me ideas, to help me execute on these ideas so we can make san jose a better place with us. >> he was raised in san jose and graduated from san jose state. he is the ceo of a company that he started here in silicon valley. silicon valley businessmen will soon be able to take direct flights to asia on japan's on the pond airways. on friday the world's most high-tech plane, boeing 787 dreamliner will begin direct flight to tokyotokyo. the airline will also offer continuing service to other
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asian airports. many tech companies do business in asia and have been lob big for south bay service there for years. now, before you yell at me, you know. tickets for the popular festival in the valley desert is going on sale soon but some think the prices are way too high. prices have been rising every year but this year it's $380 apiece compared to $240 last year. quite a jump. there will be some tickets available for those who qualify for a low-income ticket plan. tickets go on sale in february and this year it will be first come, first serve, not the lottery we saw last year. the week long festival was held leading up to labor day weekend when it started in 80s. by the way, it was pre-. 49ers fans tickets for the playoffs go on sale tomorrow. there will be a limited number of tickets available on ticket master for the game that is saturday, 5:00 at candlestick park. you're going to have to act
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fast, though. because all 49ers home games have sold out since 1981. the 9ers play. green bay packers. the team they beat in the season opener. still to come, the bay area middle school that caught the attention of the state's school chief have been named model schools. plus, more help is on the way for flood victims of hurricane sandy takes to a new bill for the president to sign into law. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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the attack happened earlier today in the bay view district as her family members and strangers stood by and watched in horror. nbc bay area reports from st. francis hospital where the victim is being treated for serious burns. >> reporter: the victim is here at the burn unit at st. francis hospital and family members tell me that she is listed in critical condition and in the meantime police have identified her boyfriend as the crime suspect and he is still at large. >> i just want to know why he did that to her. she didn't deserve it. >> reporter: family members and other witnesses watched in horror this afternoon as the man they identified as 22-year-old dechter oliver threw a flammable liquid on to her girlfriend, 25-year-old star lamar, and then set her on fire. pieces of the woman's burned clothe wrg still laying in the streets when her sister, precious craig, described to us what led to the attack. >> he said she had to get out and it was over. she left the laundromat and ten
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minutes later she was burned. >> reporter: family members say they had been date for six months and had a rocky relationship. today we're told they were arguing as they returned from the laundromat down the street and were near the victim's house on holster near jennings when lamar told oliver the relationship was over. oliver allegedly returned to the house to get some gasoline. >> he poured gasoline and a bottle and he left a note he was going to burn her. >> reporter: engulfed in flames, lamar ran almost a block toward her home screaming. later at the hospital, craig says the burns on her sister's face and chest were so severe she didn't initially recognize her. >> they argue and stuff all the time but i didn't think it would go this far because couples are going to do that. >> reporter: here's another look at the suspect dexter oliver who police say faces attempted murder charges. he is 5'10", 155 pounds and he has a hair cut with a lightning bolt on one side of his head and
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fish designs on the other. if you spot him, you're asked to call police. now, i spoke with the family not long ago and they say lamar's condition is critical. she is unconscious but they also say she is attempting to move, which at least makes them hopeful. in san francisco, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> thanks. a taxicab driver is recovering tonight. he was stabbed outside an open b.a.r.t. station. police say that around 6:45 last night in the evening, a man got into an argument with a cab driver outside the mccar there b.a.r.t. station. eventually the argument escalated and that man stabbed the cab driver before fleeing on foot. the driver was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay. police still searching for the suspect tonight. authorities in a south bay tried to rescue a woman whose car went into a pond this afternoon but despite their best efforts, she died. the crash happened near highway
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85. nbc bay area's kimberly terry has more on what happened. >> reporter: emergency crews were out here for three hours today. once the woman was taken out of the water divers went back in to make sure there weren't any other victims. san jose fire say they got the call at 2:40 this afternoon. witnesses told police the speeding car went through a red light, lost control, plowed through a fence, and ended up submerged in the water. it's possible the driver was trying to make it off to the highway 85 onramp but missed the sharp turn. when firefighters arrived, one of them without proper dive equipment went right into the water to try to save the driver. >> he did jump in. swam out about 20 yards, eight feet into basically zero visit water. said he was able to locate the vehicle although couldn't make any entry, could not basically see anything, had to get out of the pond. >> reporter: the cold temperature made it impossible to do much until the santa clara sheriff's dive team arrived.
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>> kudos to the dive team for coming out here and getting out here quickly. >> reporter: merge responders were hoping there was still a chance to save the woman who, by then had been ubds water for 42 minutes. paramedics performed cpr on the way to the hospital where she died. authorities say no one else was found inside the car but divers went back in to look around the vehicle just to make sure there were no other victims. police are not releasing the name of the driver and say they are still investigating the cause of the crash. in san jose, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. and now we look live at interstate 880 in oakland tonight where traffic is once again moving smoothly. but that was not the case a bit earlier. a deadly chain reaction accident shut down all northbound lanes for about two hours tonight near the high street exit. traffic started moving just before 10:00 tonight. police say the crash happened when a driver hit the center divide around 8:00. the man then got out of his car
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and tried to run across several lanes of traffic but was struck by several vehicles and killed. experts say if you find yourself in an accident on the freeway, try to exit the freeway if you can. if you cannot, stay in your car and turn it off, resist the urge to get out and try to get help or you could create a deadly situation for yourself. despite objections by the u.s. state department google's executive chairman eric schmidt leaves for north korea tomorrow. schmidt is part of a four-day humanitarian trip to the region by former new mexico governor bill richardson. the u.s. cites recent missile launches by the reclusive nation as one of several reasons they oppose the trip. schmidt is traveling as a private citizen and not as a representative of google. five bay area middle schools are being recognized as schools to watch in 2013 by the state superintendent of schools and it's a good thing. union middle school in san jose,
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felton, and b scott's valley middle school were named as model schools for the first time this year. canyon middle school and edna hill in brentwood were recognize for the sixth year in a row. the superintendent celebritied the school not only on scores but how they the in a rounded set of criteria. congratulations to all of them. and we'll be right back.
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the suspect in the colorado movie shooting is back in court
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tomorrow for a preliminary hearing. james holmes shown here in a previous court appearance is charge with killing 12 people and injuring 7 others after he opened fire on a theater in colorado last summer. tomorrow prosecutors expect to publicly disclose evidence against him for the first time. the judge will then determine whether to send the case to trial. holmes faces the death penalty for murder and attempted murder. the battle that is brewing over the debt ceiling could be bigger even than the fiscal cliff showdown. republicans want to link raising the limit to cut the medicare, medicaid, and other government benefit program. >> we would need to raise the debt ceiling but if we don't raise it without a plan to get out of debt all of us should be fired. >> there are still deductions, credits, special treatments under the tax code which ought to be looked at very carefully. >> democrats say the tweets to the tax code could save some money but president obama says he is willing to consider spending cuts separately. however, he says he won't bargain over the government's
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borrowing authority. president obama did sign into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay for flood insurance claims from victims of hurricane sandy. the law increases fee what's borrowing authority. the agency previously warned that it would run out of money without the extra funding from congress. the white house said more than 100,000 flood claim payments from sandy would be delayed without the additional money. congress has promised a vote on a comprehensive sandy aid package on january 15th. and back here in the bay area. it was a rainy weekend but tonight this live look over san francisco shows a clear sky. meteorologist joins us now because we're wondering what's happening this week. >> we're seeing clearing skies in san francisco and as we kind of sleep without a blanket overnight in the bay area, dropping in the 30s and 40s without patchy fog. change is coming up for the middle part of the week once we see warmer weather and changes wednesday will include a return
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of the king tides. highest high tide that we see during a typical year. high tide just before qu this morning close to seven feet. p if you're on the coast or on the inner base, places around mill valley for sure you will have to watch out for that wednesday morning as we can see localized flooding there from unusually high tides. right now, high pressure is building in. this is going to lead to a warm-up. this is going a last 48 hours. which should mean 60s tuesday. but then wednesday, cold trough drops on in. that's going to bring cooling temperatures, a chance for showers and lowering snow levels by thursday. could be as low as 2 to 3,000 feet. toll morning, the only thing weatherwise slowing you down is that patchy fog. partly cloudy skys for the afternoon. temperatures not too bad once the low clouds break up. 60s here in the north bay. parts of the south bay, too. pretty nice day for your monday. and temperatures climb up even more for tuesday. that's going to be the warmest day of the week. wintry weather return on wednesday.
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we'll see just how much moisture is involved p w. that system. as i mentioned, it is cold enough for pretty low snow levels. and i think another round of patchy frost and ice could be possible in some spots friday morning. so dry heading into the weekend. but chilly temperatures. winter definitely sticking around. >> okay. can't bring me down. we'll be right back.
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an underappreciated president and former policy genius, that is how richard nixon was remembered today in a ceremony marking what would have been his 100th birthday, wednesday. it kicks off a year long celebration of the 37th president's life and complicated legacy. our sister station in los angeles reports. ♪ >> reporter: on the lot of the rich chart nixon presidential library, nixon's resting place and hometown, the 37th president
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of the united states, 100th centennial celebrate with nixon's daughter trisha nixon cox, her husband, son, and new wife and her family. the ceremony included a marine aircraft flyover. 21 gun salute. "taps". and in keeping true to tradition, a laying of the wreath, a token from president obama. >> if you study every one of those leaders. move most of them. >> with the people we can do everything. >> reporter: personal stories on foreign policy were shared and
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no word that watergate or controversies ever mentioned. the war veterans who moved through it reflected on what was most important to them. >> i believe that he ended the vietnam war. sko that's the main thing i see about it. >> i think it would have made a big difference. >> reporter: she told me it's her father's roots and peace that she reguards as a highly and emotional day for people who took time to lay flowers. >> i said a little prayer for each. of course, this is part of life and we always miss the people we love but we know we will see them again. >> reporter: the knicks company family will return. peacemaker, open to the fub blik on february 15th. >> and that was michelle reporting from l.a. we will be right back with one of the nation's most stressful jobs.
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i guess 'are pets. that's what one woman in vermont is arguing while her neighbors are saying not in my backyard. she has to find new homes for her 30 to 40 pigs after her neighbors squealed to the town council. council members ruled she is violating zones laws because the property in which she lives is not approved for form animals. while groover says they're clean and cuddly house pets like cats, she has had to put them up for adoption. 30 to 40. bigger than cats. finally tonight, as the workweek gets under way, are you excited about your job or are you stressed out? the study shows the type of job you have makes a very big difference. topping is list, enlisted
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military personnel because of the clear physical danger, the responsibility for others lives and possible unemployment. next is military general because they have to send others into harm's way. firefighter, commercial airline pilot, and pr executives also out the top five. photo journalist, newspaper reporters, they take seventh and eighth place of most stressful jobs. you won't catch us complaining. >> we like ours. >> we like ours. >> we'll be back here next weekend. thanks for watching "nbc bay area news" tonight. have a great night and a great week.
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